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Lay Assessors

RQIA involves service users and members of the public as volunteer lay assessors. A lay assessor is a member of the public who will bring their own experience, fresh insight and a public focus to our inspections and reviews. The types of activity lay assessors are involved in include:

  • Infection prevention/hygiene inspections
  • Reviews of particular aspects of health and social care services in both hospitals and community health care setting
  • Inspections of services that are registered and inspected by RQIA, such as nursing homes, domiciliary care services and private dental practices
  • Inspections carried out by the Mental Health and Learning Disability team​

If you would like to become involved, further information and guidance is available by contacting RQIA on (028) 9051 7500.